2019-2020 Application Period Open!
We are accepting applications from researchers interested in hosting an educator on a polar field-based expedition in 2019 or early 2020. It's a great way to share your research with students and the public. For more information about the process or to apply, contact us at info [at] polartrec.com.
Allyson Woodard’s Alaska Expedition Photos
Full resolution photos are now available online for PolarTREC teacher Allyson Woodard’s Permafrost and Community expedition to Nikolai, Alaska, that took place from August 7th to 22nd, 2018.
Jennifer Bault’s Antarctic Expedition Photos
Full resolution photos are now available online for PolarTREC teacher Jennifer Bault’s Seasonal Sea Ice Production in the Ross Sea expedition to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, that took place from October 21st to November 25th, 2017.
Lisa Seff's Arctic Expedition Photos
Full resolution photos are now available online for PolarTREC teacher Lisa Seff's 2017 expedition aboard the R/V Sikuliaq in the Beaufort Sea, that took place from August 20th to September 21st, 2017.
September Witness Community Highlights
The September 2018 issue of Witness Community Highlights is now available online. This issue includes two articles: Highlights of the Arctic Data Center’s recently established Data Highlights page, which provides insights directly from the researchers, including how their data might be applied to other questions in support of Arctic research; and NSF announcements of new Program Directors in the Arctic Sciences Section and new measures to protect the research community from harassment.
George Hademenos’ Antarctic Expedition Photos
Full resolution photos are now available online for PolarTREC teacher George Hademenos’ Antarctic Automatic Weather Stations expedition to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, that took place from October 28th to November 26th, 2017.
Archive Available: PolarTREC Informational Webinar
In case you missed it, you can now view the archive from the PolarTREC Informational Webinar for both teachers and researchers. This webinar, given on 29 August 2018, gives an overview of the 2019-20 PolarTREC program, its goals and objectives, program components, the application process, and addresses questions from webinar participants.
Now Archived! PolarConnect Event with Svea Anderson
In case you missed it, you can view the archive from the PolarConnect event on 13 August 2018 with teacher Svea Anderson and researcher Dr. Donie Bret-Harte live from Toolik Field Station. More information about their research as well as journals and photos can be found here on their expedition page.
PolarConnect Archive Available
An archive of educator Lauren Neitzke Adamo's PolarConnect event is now online. The event was broadcast live overlooking the Rhone glacier in Switzerland on 23 August 2018. Lauren was joined by researchers Dr. Lucas Zoet, Dr. Christian Helanow and Jacob Woodard as they discussed the science around "Sliding Glaciers".
PolarTREC Teacher Deanna Wheeler interviewed on Emerald Planet
PolarTREC teacher Deanna Wheeler from JC Parks Elementary School is interviewed (0:30-0:43) as a leader who is educating today's youth and future leaders about the Arctic. She discusses a few of the many activities her classes, school and community are doing to teach people about the importance of the Arctic and what they can do on a daily basis to make a difference. Also interviewed in this episode are Dr. Robert Rich, Executive Director of ARCUS and ARCUS Board Member Kaare Erickson from Utqiaġvik, Alaska.